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Bug 591070 - command chvt and eject are missing in anaconda
Summary: command chvt and eject are missing in anaconda
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Martin Gracik
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-11 11:22 UTC by christian.kehrmann
Modified: 2013-07-04 12:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-13.21.42-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-07-02 20:49:04 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Description christian.kehrmann 2010-05-11 11:22:37 UTC
Description of problem:
We use chvt during the %pre-section of anaconda to switch to a different console to get input from the user.
That worked in RHEL5, but in RHEL6 Beta the command chvt is missing.

Also we use eject to eject the CD we boot from.  This command is also missing in RHEL6.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from RHEL6 Beta DVD
2. as soon as the graphical installer is started, switch to VT2 with
3. on this shell the commands chvt and eject are not available
Actual results:
sh: chvt: command not found
sh: eject: command not found

Expected results:
For command 'chvt':
Switch to a different console with e.g. 'chvt 1' to the first console.

For command 'eject <device_of_cd-drive>':
The tray of the specified CD drive should open.

Additional info:
I filed a similar bug for the missing command nslookup, Bugzilla ID is 591064.

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-11 13:12:27 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Martin Gracik 2010-05-12 14:45:26 UTC
Fixed in version anaconda-13.21.39-1

Comment 5 Alexander Todorov 2010-05-13 13:33:51 UTC
in RHEL6.0-20100512.0 chvt command is present but eject is not. Moving back to ASSIGNED.

Comment 6 Martin Gracik 2010-05-17 11:40:54 UTC
Fixed in version anaconda-13.21.42-1

Comment 8 Alexander Todorov 2010-05-25 11:45:12 UTC
In anaconda-13.21.45-1.el6 both chvt and eject are present. Moving to VERIFIED.

Comment 9 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-07-02 20:49:04 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Beta 2 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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